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In the Great Jewish Revolt against Rome circa 70ad were cities destroyed besides Jerusalem?

I am researching the woes on unrepentant cities pronounced by Jesus. I'm trying to get a sense of the extent of the fighting to follow up on these cursed cities and get a more of a picture of the ...
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Is there evidence that “The Combination” persisted?

R. Lee Heath served as Chief of Police of the Los Angeles Police Department from August 1, 1924 to March 31, 1926. Wikipedia quotes him as being a protégé of Kent Parrot, who reputedly being the ...
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Where can I find maps and other historical resources / references of Calcutta / Kolkata in the Victorian era?

I am doing some historical research on a project and need some maps, references on Calcutta in the Victorian Era, somewhere between the 1850's and 60's. Does anyone know some good sites / books where ...
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What is the most common calendar for pre-Julian dates?

When I read some date of event that happened before introduction of Julian calendar by Caesar, what calendar that date is more likely to refer? Proleptic Julian calendar or proleptic Gregorian ...
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What is the Historical method and what kind of truth can we derive from it [on hold]

What is the historical method ? Can the historical method be use for super natural claim like the existence of fairies ? E.g multiple independent source talking about one fairy called sara be enough ...
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What was the economy of Rome during the first century CE? [on hold]

What is an appropriate way to describe the economic system that Jesus lived in? I would assume it's vaguely capitalistic, in that people would produce their own goods and services (farming, ranching, ...
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What is a “staved” town, like in “Staverton”?

I'm researching Staverton, Northampton(shire), England. In the Domesday Book of 1086 it is called Stavertone. According to wikipedia, the meaning of the town name is 'staved" town. I've looked up ...
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How strongly defended was Baku in 1942?

Baku was the single largest source of oil in the Soviet Union in World War II. The Germans captured Maikop and seemed on the verge of capturing Grozny. But Baku was much larger than either of the ...
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How much damage did Farragut do to Confederate supplies in spring/summer 1863?

In March 1863 Farragut ran the batteries at Port Hudson and began disrupting Confederate operations between Vicksburg and Port Hudson. Shelby Foote seems to suggest that it was this operation that ...
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What was China's claim line in the Aksai Chin before the 1962 war?

The original mutually agreeable boundary seems to have been the McCartney-MacDonald line since the late 1890s. In the 1910s and 1920s China seems to have accepted even the Johnson line, by publishing ...
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Who is Swedens rightful king considering the coup d'etat of 1809 deposed the then rightful king?

Considering that Gustav IV Adolf was forced to resign and driven to exile during a coup d'etat in 1809 and that the later Bernadotte family got into power after the death of Charles XIII, the brother ...
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Why did conquered countries after WWII recover, but countries conquered later continue suffering? [on hold]

Nations damaged severely in WWII (suffered major economic collapse and civilian casualties) such as Japan, Germany and Poland have not only recovered but are doing better than ever before. Most of ...
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Who invented Sunday? [on hold]

I'm wondering when and by whom the idea of a work-free weekday was invented. This is actually two parts, and I wonder about both of them and a (superficial, I'll admit) research turned up very little,...
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Why was a civilian chosen over two military officers to be mission commander of Apollo 11?

Neil Armstrong was a civilian when he joined NASA's astronaut corps. He became the first civilian in space. Buzz Aldrin was on active duty in the US Air Force during his astronaut training for NASA. ...
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Did former President Bill Clinton finish his term in Office as if he was never impeached? [on hold]

Was former President Bill Clinton recognised as completing His term?Was he awarded similar honors as any other President Who was never impeached?
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Why did Henry L. Stimson, US Secretary of War, believe that “race mixture by marriage” is impossible?

Henry L. Stilton, US Secretary of War, recalling his attempt to persuade Archibald MacLeish not to speak out against the Army's discrimination against blacks, wrote the following in his diary on ...
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Were American mortars better than Soviet ones during WWII?

In this question, the OP says that the American mortars where better than the Soviet ones. Nobody went further on that point. But I am surprised: It appears from my research that the Soviets had ...
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Why didn't Asian countries expand and trade with Europe? [on hold]

There are questions why China didn't explore and discover Europe. The answer is that the Ming dynasty prohibits that. So the issue is that China is so centralized they can't do that. One king says no,...
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Why did General Otis Decides to Prolong Wars and Even Commit Attrocities in the Philipines War? [closed]

The Philippines Genocide 3 million Filipinos Killed This seems like a genocide in Philippines. The articles about genocide in Philippines are plenty and this is not my only source And why the ...
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Was Ludwig von Mises a holocaust survivor? [closed]

Von Mises left Europe to avoid the Nazis. Does that make him a Holocaust Survivor?
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Bad Portrayal of Japanese in Korean Comics and Vice Versa [closed]

I have read quite a few Japanese Comics (Mangas) and Korean Comics (Manhwas) as well as their light novels which are basically the text they are adapted from. I've noticed this trend of the two ...
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In what ways was Chemosh similar to Yahweh? [closed]

Was Chemosh just like Yahweh? They're both the sole god of their respective tribe? So the Israelites worship one God, namely Yahweh, and the Moabites worship one God, namely Chemosh. Each ...
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Why did the later Crusades seemingly focus more on naval traversal?

I was studying some general Crusade maps and I noticed the first crusades seemed to be more land based as compared to the latter ones and I was wondering exactly why that was (besides just changing ...
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Splitting of the Moon By Prophet Muhammad [closed]

I have read about the incident wherein Prophet Muhammad split the moon in 2 and joined them back for the people to witness. I have heard a folklore that a king in the Indian Subcontinent witnessed ...
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How did the Holy Roman Empire govern itself during the Hohenstaufen dynasty? [closed]

How did the Holy Roman Empire govern itself during the Hohenstaufen dynasty even when there's a time of war? Because it must've been hard to govern such a messy empire?
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Did the Olympic Comittee consider cancelling the 1936 games in protest?

Did the IOC consider cancelling the Olympic Games in Germany at the time in protest of developments in Germany?
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Did Jesse Owens set out to disprove Hitlers theory of Aryan supremacy in the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin? [closed]

The 1936 Olympic Games were held in Berlin during the rise of Nazism and Fascism in Europe during which Jesse Owens, a black American athlete won four gold medals - in the 100m, in the 200m, long jump ...
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What prompted Cuba to fight against South African Imperialism? [closed]

After the Cuban revolution, Cuba fought for South African apartheid against the advice of his Soviet sponsors who were looking for a rapprochement with the US. What prompted such a move? Although ...
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Is there a historical example or a manuscript about troop formation or fighting stance on a boat?

Is there a historical example or a manuscript about troop formation or fighting stance on any sort of boat or ship? Especially during colonialism or the golden age of piracy, no specific location so ...
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Why did Ronald Reagan veto the Anti-Aparthied Bill of 1986? [closed]

Ronald Dellums, a black, and openly socialist democratic member of the senate, began his campaign to end US support for the South African regime for apartheid in 1972. By 1986 he had put together ...
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Has anyone written Australian history from the perspective of the original inhabitants - the aborigines?

I once read that an aboriginal man from Australia in an ironic gesture planted a flag on English soul and proclaimed it now was a part of the aboriginal empire. I’m curious as to whether there have ...
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Were there any successful revolutions that didn't end in a totalitarian regime? [closed]

By revolution, I mean a violent overthrow of a system of government, from within the country itself. So, the American Revolution doesn't count for my question, since it was a revolution to push out an ...
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What was the process to claim ownership of unclaimed land in the old West

Was wondering about the process of claiming land in the Old West (US) in the 1860-1890 time period. If I was in Nevada, say, and saw a valley that I wanted to have as a ranch, and there was no other ...
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When the Swiss Guard was formed, was the height requirement 5' 8"?

The current minimum height required for the Swiss Guard at the Vatican is 5'8". Has that always been the case? I remember reading years ago that the minimum height requirement used to be about a foot ...
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What, if any, futurists that went to war actually denied the movement later?

When I studied art in high school my teacher mentioned that most futurists that went to war later denied the movement. I couldn't find anything relating to this in the interwebs, other than the fact ...
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What does this signature say?

I’m having difficulty of reading what this fancy signature or fancy writing says on my great grandfather’s ring?
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Why mythical god-like figures share common attributes like wings or lion body parts [closed]

I know some of this mythological depictions are supposed to represent many things like nature forces, and I know Jung's Archetypes theory about symbols founded on the unconscious mind. However I want ...
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Why did the negotiations between Henry V of England and France fail?

Before Henry V of England resumed the Hundred Years War against France, he and the French government acting for Charles VI who was mentally ill were negotiating for a peace treaty where Henry V would ...
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When did the US colonies/states stop making their own currencies?

This article about the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_dollar#History shows that some of the colonies had their own currencies. It seems from the article that the dollar was around ...
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Can anyone identify these uniforms?

Can anyone identify this military uniform that my great-great-grandfather is wearing
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Is this artwork (used in a video game) real?

In Phantasmagoria video game you can find an artwork (most probably a tapestry) that looks like real piece of art and not something made for the game. I've done some research, but I wasn't able to ...
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Why did towns became ghost towns after the mines dried up?

It seems that the gold rushes on every country produced a number of ghost mining towns, when the mines that supported said towns produced no more ore, or it was too expensive to continue mining. My ...
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How does a heraldic eagle become a nazi symbol?

The Heraldic Eagle, or Reichsadler is still to this day used as the coat of arms of the German empire. Its use in the coat of arms, and on German symbolism generally picture an eagle with curved wings ...
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How did Southern slaveholders in the United States relate to the Caribbean and Latin America?

The assertion in bold from Eric Hobsbawm's The Age of Capital piqued my interest. I am quoting most of the paragraph in case the context may help. A large part of the south-west – California, ...
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What is the brown doll on Nicolás de Ovando's desk?

Nicolás de Ovando (1460-1511) was Spanish governor of the Indies (Hispaniola) before the age of the viceroyalties. In this anonymous portrait from Wikipedia, work materials are artfully arranged ...
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Can world systems theory apply to empires?

World systems theory categorizes the economic relationships of countries by placing them in a core or a periphery. In this model, core countries exploit resources in the peripheral countries. This ...
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Did Midway provide the strategic opportunity Japan sought? [closed]

We all know that the Battle of Midway was a disaster for the Japanese Empire, and a turning point of the Pacific War. Events did not turn out as the IJN had hoped. But the result by no means was a ...
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Is there a source for Medieval army composition and tactics across cultures?

It's mostly a source question, because the topic is too large to be covered by simple questions and answers, so im sorry if i posted this in the wrong place. I'm trying to research on the ...
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Which areas of Romania are documented historic battlegrounds? [closed]

Share a map or describe, where the areas are. It is not necessary to go into detail why and what happened, I am only interested in where. No specific time period.
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Did every medieval village in Europe have a manor, castle, or other type of lord's residence?

I know that some villages were the sole and only property of certain minor lords or knights. Such villages surely had a manor (or even a castle) where the lord lives. On the other hand, many lords ...

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